Friday, December 6, 2013

Seriously, Why Buy Textbooks?

**This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own**

Okay, so awhile back I wrote this post on renting textbooks from a site called Campus Book Rentals. Well, once again the time has come to figure out what you're going to do with those books that you have had all semester that you payed way too much for. I mean really, why are books so much? I haven't had to worry about buying my books since I've been in college because my school rents our books to us. But for most of you, I know you have to deal with buying books that cost way too much for how little you probably use them. That's why Campus Book Rentals is a great place for you to check out!

To break it down here are some great reasons to check them out:

  • They save you 40%-90% on all of your books. Not joking. I just checked out how much it would be to rent or buy a book I had this semester. To rent from Campus Book Rentals would only cost me $37.06 until May 15. If I bought this book from Amazon it would cost me $145.70. And I used this book maybe 3 times and will never use it again. So renting your books from this site is a great alternative to buying your books!
  • They have free shipping both ways, which is awesome because I HATE paying for shipping
  • You can highlight in your books. This is an awesome perk to renting from them. I can't highlight in the books I rent from school, but with Campus Book Rentals you can. And trust me, there have been numerous times I have wished so badly that I could highlight in a book but couldn't.
  • They have flexible renting periods. They have multiple choices for renting periods, and if those don't fit your needs you can enter how long you'll need the book for and they'll give you a price based on how long you need that book!
  • They have live customer support. Seriously, I hate when I get a computer trying to figure out my problem if I call a customer support line. I just want to talk to a real person.
  • If you decide you want to buy the book, they allow you to do that through their site as well.
  • They donate to a special program known as Operation Smile. With each book rented, Campus Book Rentals donates money to this program which provides surgeries to children with a cleft lip. This awesome program saves children's lives, and when you rent a book from Campus Book Rentals, you are helping them to save a child's life.

And, do you already have some books that you've bought that you have no idea what to do with? Or you just can't justify selling it back for $1.00 when you bought it for $100? Well now Campus Book Rentals has a program called Rent Back. This lets you send them your book, for free, and they rent your book out to other students. Every time your book is rented, you get paid for it. It's like earning money for doing almost nothing. What college student doesn't love that?! You make 2-4x more money than you would just selling your book to one person and Campus Book Rentals does all the work for you!

Really, I don't understand why anyone would buy books ever again if you can just rent them for so much cheaper from Campus Book Rentals. And trust me, from experience with renting books, you will never miss those books. And if you do end up liking the book, they allow you to buy it right from their site. I promise, you can't go wrong with them!

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